The Hub Steering Committee (SC) serves as the lead entity for the Healthy Richmond (HR) Hub in developing systems for community collaboration and updating the logic model. At scale, the SC is comprised of 25 people. The Hub SC includes representative members from all primary areas of community: municipal offices, the school district, public and private health care providers, nonprofit organizations, faith communities, businesses, and residents.
Roles Within the HR Hub Steering Committee
- Participate in trainings and community engagement events
- Provide leadership for the Action Teams
- Provide a voice for community residents and leaders
- Create opportunities for resident involvement and community capacity building
- Guide the HR Hub on shared values and principles (i.e., systems change, community building, support youth leadership)
- Develop systems and community collaborations
Six Priority Roles of the Steering Committee
- Generating and implementing a sustainability plan to transition the hub into a lasting collaborative beyond 2020.
- Influence Policy
- Share information about activities on website, newsletter, etc.
- Develop leadership within the SC and Hub
- Outreach to others not at the table (Hub Partners, policymakers, systems, churches) to join activities and membership in activities
- Leveraging relationships with elected officials
The Steering Committee for the Healthy Richmond Hub
As of December 2017:
Fatima Alleyne, PhD, County Board of Education, Parent leader and Richmond resident
Gloria Alvares-Vazquez, The Latina Center and Richmond Resident
Bill Bankhead, SparkPoint at Contra Costa College
Lucinda Bazile, LifeLong Medical Care
Rona Cremer, Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa
Ruthie Dineen, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
Matthew Duffy, West Contra Costa Unified School District Superintendent
Alejandra Escobedo, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Vivien Feyer, Richmond resident and Chair Human Rights Commission
Jane Fischberg, Rubicon Programs
Johann Fraizer, City of Richmond Community Services Department and Richmond resident
Blanca Hernández, YES Nature to Neighborhoods
James Houston, Office of Neighborhood Safety
Lorena Huerta, Familias Unidas
Bill Lindsey, City of Richmond City Manager
Barbara McCullough, Brighter Beginnings
Mariana Moore, Ensuring Opportunity Campaign, Richmond Community Foundation
Maritza Morales, International Ministry Restoration Source
Daniel Peddycord, County Health Services Department
Stephanie Sequeira, West Contra Costa School District, Parent leader and Richmond resident
David Sharples, ACCE, Contra Costa Racial Justice Coalition
Jordan Simmons, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and Richmond resident
Dr. Animesh Sinha, Kaiser Permanente Community Benefits
Jordan Thompson, Catholic Charities of the East Bay
How do I join the Healthy Richmond Steering Committee?
Serving on the Hub Steering Committee is a great opportunity to work with people from across our community to reach a shared goal: To improve health and safety for all residents. As a member of the Hub Steering Committee, you will work with residents and other community leaders to guide the process of turning ideas into real action and changes in our city.
We have accepted applications from across our community: all ages, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, languages, economic condition, educational background, abilities, professional skills, philosophies, and life experiences. Our hope is to call on the great knowledge, history, and energy of our community to implement this project.
Committee members devote about 10 hours a month to the project, at first, and should be willing to commit to a two-year term of service. Most of your time on the Committee will be spent in meetings, working in small subcommittees to accomplish specific tasks, or in community-based work related to the project, such as meetings with community members, representatives from our community’s key institutions, staff members at The California Endowment or the Hub, or advisers and consultants working with the Healthy Richmond project.
The Steering Committee invites community leaders who are interested in serving as members every two years. Our last recruitment for new members occurred in September 2017. The Steering Committee is currently full, however you mail still contact us with your application to place on file should a space open up!